4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.
4-H began a century ago as an educational program for the nation’s rural youth. Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences. 4-H is the youth development education program of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.
The local Cooperative Extension office in your county can help you to find a local club or program that’s right for you. It’s also easy to start a new club with some of your friends or other interested young people and a few adults who are willing to help. We look forward to working with and serving youth!
Have you ever tasted an avocado?
You may not have realized that the delicious guacamole you enjoy is made with avocados.
Avocados are packed with more than 20 different nutrients, so enjoying them is a healthy thing to do. While guacamole is a common way to eat avocados, try a slice on your sandwich, dice some on a salad, or fill a half with chicken or tuna salad.
Any way you slice them, avocados are tasty nutrition.
Fun facts about avocados and Simple Salad and Great Green Guacamole recipes can be found online!
2015 4-H Baseball Night
The May 20 event will feature a “Pajama Night” with several activities including family games, an organized pillow fight, a family movie, a pajama costume contest, a cooking project, a pancake creation station and a breakfast potluck. Participants are encouraged to bring a breakfast item(s) to share.
The June 25 event is “Baseball Night” and will be hosted by 4-H and the Las Vegas 51’s. Take your family out to watch the Las Vegas 51’s take on the Sacramento River Cats for some baseball fun and support a great cause.
Registration for both events is available online.
Getting children to try new food can be hard. Be a good role model and eat fruits and vegetables in front of your children. Use Harvest of the Month tips to encourage trying new foods.
• Choose fresh blueberries that are plump and have a solid dark blue color. Refrigerate for up to two weeks.
• Choose fresh raspberries that are bright and evenly colored. Refrigerate for up to three days.
• Select fresh blackberries that are dry and shiny, without any green or red colors. Refrigerate for up to three days.
• Wash berries just before serving.
• Shop for fresh berries in season to get the best value.
Healthy serving ideas:
• Add berries to your cereal for added fiber and flavor.
• Mash berries to make you own jam.
• Top pancakes with fresh blueberries or blackberries.
• Stir your favorite berries into low-fat yogurt for a tasty snack
• Toss raspberries into a spinach salad.
• Keep a bag of mixed berries in the freezer for smoothies.
Asparagus is Awesome!
Eating more fruits and vegetables and being active can help your child do better in school. Use Harvest of the Month tips to help your family learn and practice lifelong healthy habits.
• Look for firm, bright green spears with tightly closed tips. Avoid limp asparagus or spears.
• Stand stems up in one container with about one inch of water. Cover loosely with plastic bag. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
Healthy serving ideas:
• Bake, grill, boil, steam, microwave, or stir-fry asparagus spears.
• Dip raw or lightly cooked asparagus spears in low-fat dressing.
• Stir-fry chopped asparagus, sliced bell pepper, sliced onions, and strips of chicken. Serve with brown rice.
• Help your child find a healthy recipe with asparagus. Cook it together.